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EMTALA Board Review Questions: Free CME Quiz

Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act CME Quiz courtesy of Med-Challenger Online Medical Education

This week's Med-Challenger's free CME quiz - Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) - the quick quiz covers valid reasons for refusal of hospital transfers under EMTALA; appropriate guidelines for medical screening examination in the emergency department setting;  patient populations covered by EMTALA; and guidelines for patient transfer under EMTALA.

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Here's this week's sample CME board review question on EMTALA.

A severely injured, uninsured  50-year-old man arrives at a rural emergency department. The patient requires the services of a level 1 trauma center. The closest trauma center is in another state.

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) requires hospitals to stabilize unstable patients. If the facility lacks the capability to stabilize the patient, then the patient must be transferred to another facility that can provide necessary treatment.


What transfer requests may a receiving Medicare-participating hospital refuse under the EMTALA?

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A transfer may be refused when the sending hospital is located in a different state.

A transfer may be refused when the transfer would require the receiving hospital to call in additional staff to provide medical care in excess of the hospital's regular occupancy limits.

The transfer of an unstable patient may be refused on the basis of a patient's insurance status.

A transfer may be refused when the patient is currently admitted to the inpatient service of the sending hospital.

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